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sports injuries and stem cells

Many doctors and athletes use stem cell therapy to treat sports injuries, such as achilles tendinopathy or damaged knee ligaments. Doctors use stem cells to treat a wide variety of sports injuries, including damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage.

These injuries may be due to a one-time trauma or chronic overuse, but respond well to an in-office Stem Cell Injection.

Leveraging the Power of the Human Body to Heal and Restore

Regenerative medicine leverages your body’s innate stimulating factors triggering a recovery process that is appropriate for your injury and helping to restore tissue to being whole again.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) accelerate the healing process for a variety of musculoskeletal injuries.  Stem cells can form into specific types of cells (bone, cartilage, muscle and ligament tissues).  Because of this unique specialization they carry, they can perform unique functions to aid the healing and repair process during injury.

Where Do the Stem Cells Come From?

It is important to understand that the stem cells used for these treatments are NOT the same type of stem cells (human embryonic stem cells) that are often debated as being unethical.

Stem-cell treatments used to treat injuries for athletes and others utilize the stem cells in our own bodies; unspecialized cells that can produce new cells, develop into several different cell types and lend aid to injured areas.

Most stem cell therapies will involve injecting the patient’s own stem cells which can be harvested from the patient’s skin, bone, fat, or other tissues (depending on the treatment plan).

Donated stem cells that are derived from amniotic fluid, umbilical cord-blood, bone, or other sources can also be used.

MSC cells are typically harvested from bone marrow or fat cells and can provide a nonsurgical treatment option for conditions that affect muscle, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.

Safe, Recommended Treatment Supported by Science

The National Institutes of Health has this to say about stem cell therapy and sports-related injury treatment:

“Given increasing in popularity, sports medicine doctors use stem cells to treat a wide variety of sports injuries, including damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage. Stem cell therapy to an injured area could be done through direct surgical application, stem-cell-bearing sutures, and injection. Stem cell therapy holds potential for repair and functional plasticity following sports injuries compared to traditional methods.”

What to Expect with Your Treatment Outcome

The effectiveness of your Regenerative Cell Therapy treatment is dependent on the extent of damage, disease and the location being treated. Most patients respond well to this non-invasive, natural therapy option and find relief from pain in just a short period of time.

Therapy can provide full relief to patients after only one treatment, again, depending on the range and scope of injury. The injury-repair process begins immediately with cells continuing to repair for up to eight additional months from the date of the initial procedure.

How Does WADA Look at Stem Cell Treatments for Competitive Athletes?

According to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regulations, “stem cell injections may or may not be prohibited, depending on how the cellular material is manipulated or modified for use.”

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says, “In most cases, stem cell therapy is allowed if no prohibited substances are added to the material and the stem cells are locally applied only to the injury with no intent to enhance performance. The sole outcome of stem cell therapy should be the return to pre-injury level of function, or a normal state of health.”

Call for a Sports-Injury Stem Cell Therapy Consultation

Regenerative stem cell therapy offers, long-term relief for patients–young and old–that are dealing with sports-related injuries, pain, arthritis, and neuropathy. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes with minimal pain. Call Stem Cell Centers today at (877) 808-0016 and see what stem cell therapy can do for you!